Tech

Facebook’s AI-fuelled attempt to block bad ads is hurting legitimate small business owners — and its ‘pay-to-play’ customer support is leaving them stranded ahead of the holiday shopping season

Facebook’s efforts to crack down on violations of its ad policies are mistakenly penalising advertisers over selling benign products like dog posters and women’s jewellery, Business Insider has learned. Facebook has relied more heavily on AI to police its platform during the pandemic, but hundreds of advertisers say they have […]
Facebook’s AI-fuelled attempt to block bad ads is hurting legitimate small business owners — and its ‘pay-to-play’ customer support is leaving them stranded ahead of the holiday shopping season
Tech

Google will temporarily ban political ads after Election Day in the US

Google told advertisers it’s banning all ads that refer to the US presidential election after polling finishes, Axios reports. Google confirmed Tuesday it’s enacting its “sensitive events” policy because “an unprecedented amount of votes will be counted after election day this year” It has not given a fixed time limit […]
Google will temporarily ban political ads after Election Day in the US
Markets

Facebook’s stock price has had a rollercoaster year, driven by an ad boycott, censorship controversies, and blockbuster results. Here are its biggest moves in 2020.

Facebook shares are seeing a steady fall as more advertising brands join a boycott movement against the social-media giant. The tech giant was one among the big few to perform comparatively well despite the storm of the pandemic, but its stock now tells us a different story. Markets Insider rounded […]
Facebook’s stock price has had a rollercoaster year, driven by an ad boycott, censorship controversies, and blockbuster results. Here are its biggest moves in 2020.
Tech

YouTube has lately struggled to protect its vulnerable creators. Analysts say the platform may lack a business incentive to do anything about it.

YouTube has been struggling to monitor the hate speech, child exploitation, and other incidents affecting the platform’s most vulnerable creators and users. But some analysts say YouTube may not have much incentive to take drastic measures to fix the problem because the issues have failed to meaningfully affect the platform’s […]
YouTube has lately struggled to protect its vulnerable creators. Analysts say the platform may lack a business incentive to do anything about it.
News

What you need to know in advertising today

According to new data from advertising agency Merkle, Amazon has ramped up the number of Google search ads it buys to drive traffic to its website during the holidays this year. While the jump in ad spend isn’t surprising during the advertising-heavy fourth quarter of the year, the timing of […]
What you need to know in advertising today
News

Advertisers are starting to ditch Samantha Bee over her snipe at Ivanka Trump

The fallout from comedian Samantha Bee’s insult to Ivanka Trump looks like it’s just getting started. Hours after Bee apologised for calling the first daughter a “feckless c—,” companies began suspending their advertising on her TBS program, “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.” The automotive classifieds website Autotrader and the insurance […]
Advertisers are starting to ditch Samantha Bee over her snipe at Ivanka Trump
Tech

Facebook accounts for 20% of the global online ad market

This week, Facebook received some tough questions from the companies that advertise on its platform regarding their potential involvement in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Advertising has long made up the bulk of Facebook’s revenue, and as companies express their mistrust of the social media site, Facebook has attempted to increase […]
Facebook accounts for 20% of the global online ad market